About this unit
Every industry relies on information technologies for communication, research and administration. Technologies for Information Services provides you with a thorough foundation in understanding the most relevant and prolific information technologies.
During this unit, provided online by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, you will learn to evaluate and utilise a range of information technologies. This unit will make you confident in conducting advanced web searches, managing databases, content sharing websites, social media, digital archiving, portals, data manipulation and information security. All of these information technologies can be used both professionally, personally and socially.
Upon completion of the unit, you’ll know how to communicate the efficacy and suitability of various information technologies through scholarly essays, professional reports, multimedia and social media.
OUA has done away with traditional semesters to give you the flexibility you need. Find out more.
Anyone can apply, although you should ensure that you have not already completed the following unit, as it is considered academically equivalent:
- Information Management Technologies
This unit is a major, stream or specialisation in the following course:
- Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
Students will be provided a list of topics in their unit outline.
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.